If you’re following my blog, you’ll have noticed that I spend a lot of time writing about one subject, and then I’ll leave it alone for awhile and write about another topic for awhile.  I have a feeling that most of my time is going to be devoted to my scholarship work as I prepare my book chapter for delivery in August.

I can’t believe that I’ve been remiss in discussing the one thing that I absolutely love to do: READ.  Reading has always been a way for me to escape from conditions that I viewed as unpleasant or too harsh.  My mom read to my brother and me from the time we were very young, and one way to get to stay up 30 minutes later when I was a kid was to be in bed reading.  Even today, at 37, I must read before I go to sleep.

At the high school where I teach, we have a book club that is sponsored by the reading teachers and the media center specialist.  We were unable to meet this year because of changes in the staffing at my school.  (It’s impossible to have one librarian covering two media centers at the same time.)  Needless to say, the media specialist is ready to start up the book club for next year.

Each year we use the Florida Teens Read list of books because the list is pre-approved by my school district since the list is published by the Florida Association for Media in Education.

So far, I’ve read

  • Across the Universe
  • Divergent
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz
  • I Will Save You

My two picks for the book club are the first two books listed above.  In fact, I plan on starting the sequel to Divergent later tonight.

FTR also discovered Twilight and The Hunger Games, so I expect to see great things from Across the Universe and Divergent (both of which are scheduled to be trilogies).

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